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Donald Cried

Donald Cried

The exquisite discomfort of Donald Cried, Kris Avedisian’s bracing first feature, arises from the incompatibility of former best friends. Peter Latang (Jesse Wakeman) left Warwick, Rhode Island, for college. Donald Treebeck (Avedisian) stayed put, in mind as well as body.

Quitters

Quitters

What do you do with a loathsome hero? Noah Pritzker isn’t sure. His aimless first feature (co-written with Ben Tarnoff) is built around slippery teenage manipulator Clark Rayman (Ben Konigsberg), who goes from a little Machiavellian to big-time creepy with no rhyme or reason.

Cash Only

Cash Only

Even before the daughter-in-peril storyline turns Cash Only into a lean, mean indie Taken, director Malik Bader and screenwriter Nickola Shreli build a tense action film around a guilt-ridden man stuck in place.

The Adderall Diaries

The Adderall Diaries

In this sketchy adaptation of Stephen Elliott’s The Adderall Diaries, James Franco portrays the author as fabulist and dilettante. Franco alternates between flighty entitlement and tortured preening as a literary star whose bestsellers detail his abuse, addiction, and institutionalization.